ECHO Walking Festival


Walks / Orokawa Trig Walk

Orokawa Trig Walk


Orokawa Trig Walk

Monday, 18 April 2022

Grade 4

Nearest Town: Waihi Beach

Registration Region: Waihi Beach

Duration: 4 hours

Start Time: 9:00 am - Waihi Beach Water Reservoir carpark, top of Pacific Road, Waihi Beach

Cost: Donation

The Orokawa Trig site offers expansive views across the Bay of Plenty and down to beautiful Orokawa Beach.  Rich in history, the walk starts by criss crossing the stunning Waihi Beach Stream track, past waterfalls and up a steep bank to join the Fire Break track. From there we make our way to the stile over the fence, through a bit of farmland and then out to the Orokawa Trig.

Bring food, drink and appropriate shoes.  Children over the age of 7 years welcomed with parent or guardian. 



  • Bring Food and Drink
  • Walking Shoes

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own safety equipment, food, water, clothing and vehicles.

The Festival is a non-profit event which relies heavily on volunteers, and donations to help pay for the organisation and promotion of the month-long event.

Any contribution received towards ECHO is greatly appreciated and helps to ensure the success and continuation of the festival.

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COVID-19 Information

  • The festival is Fully Operational in RED.
  • Vaccine passes are required.
  • Please register for all walks.

Regarding the removal of the Vaccine Pass Mandate by the NZ Government on 4th April 2022, The ECHO Walking Festival organising committee has given the matter careful consideration and has decided to continue our requirement for Vaccine Passes on our walks this year. The reasons are as follows:

  • We are aware of a number of at-risk walkers who have already registered for walks based on the original criteria.
  • Some of our guides are in the at-risk category.
  • While we understand our walks are in the outside environment, we are required to stay close together and often on narrow tracks. It is impossible to social distance in these settings and mask-wearing is not practical due to the exertion required on walks.

We know this will be disappointing to many and we ask for your continued understanding as we look forward to a time where everyone can come along and enjoy our walks.